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Tech Crawl: more tech CEOs (including Facebook's) on election result, Snapchat Spectacles and AT&T's net neutrality problem

Happy Friday! You made it through election week and for that we congratulate you. Here's some of the tech stories creating the biggest buzz online today: Election reaction continued... The story that has dominated this week, even in tech, was the...

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What's the deal with USB-C ports?

Apple is often forward-looking in its hardware designs, but some fans of the company feel it's gone too far on its newest laptops, eschewing all traditional ports (USB, HDMI, an SD camera slot) in favor of a relatively kind of connection, "USB-C."...

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Talking about some of the biggest tech flops with Texas Standard

This week on Texas Standard, we discussed some of the unfortunate design decisions and blunders some tech companies have made. Apple, in particular has gotten flack lately for removing important ports from its products, and let's not get started on...

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Tech Crawl: Microsoft debuts Teams, GoPro earnings go south, Google Home reviews roll in

Happy Friday, Austin! Here are the top tech stories we're keeping an eye on heading into the weekend: Microsoft's Teams work Microsoft on Thursday unveiled Teams, its answer to the popular chat/collaboration app Slack, in a presentation showing how...

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Austin's StudioSIX5 introduces digital memory boxes to help with Alzheimer's treatment

The idea came when Dean Maddalena and his team noticed that something was missing. Something that made him sad. Maddalena is president of StudioSIX5, an Austin design that specializes in interior architecture and design for senior living communities...

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Apple enters its Touch Bar era with new MacBook Pros

For the first time in four years, Apple made a major update to its MacBook Pro laptops, adding a customizable strip above the keyboard called a "Touch Bar" and adding other hardware refinements and speed improvements. The Touch Bar is a color OLED...

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Tech Crawl: Pixel phone reviews, Trump's email vulnerability and finally, some new Macs

Happy Wednesday and happy final presidential debate day. Remember, we don't have to do this again for another four years! Here's some of the top tech news today:  The other candidate's email problem Speaking of the election, since much of the campaign...

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PlayStation VR, 'Gears of War 4' and 'Shadow Warrior 2' arrive in busy week for gamers

New video games out this week: “Gears of War 4.” Microsoft’s action franchise continues 25 years after the events of “Gears of War 3” (turns out it’s not actually a war over gears!). There’s new weapons, a new cover system, split-screen co-op play...

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Tech Crawl: big Oculus updates, Yahoo sale terms may change and a Snapchat IPO

Happy Friday! Whether you're going to Weekend 2 of ACL Fest or not, you'll want to know what's up in the tech world before you hit the weekend hard. Here's what's news: Oculus reveals It was a busy day at Facebook-owned Oculus VR, which on Thursday showed...

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Samsung adds washing machines to its line of exploding consumer tech products

Samsung may be in hot water only weeks after it took a giant rinsing over exploding and overheating batteries on its Note 7 smart phones, which had to be recalled. The South Korean electronics giant now has another load of problems in the U.S.: reports...

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